René Doyon receives a Killam Research Fellowship

  Astrophysicist René Doyon, professor at UdeM’s Department of Physics, director of the Observatoire du Mont-Mégantic and of the Institute for research on exoplanets, receives a Killam Research Fellowship from the Canada Council for the Arts.  An expert in…

TESS and iREx : a great synergy for exoplanetary system studies

Wednesday the 18th of April at 18h51 saw the launch of the space satellite TESS (Transiting Exoplanet Survey Sattelite) on board of a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket. TESS is the successor of the Kepler space telescope,…

Discovering the closest habitable worlds: the grand planet survey

SPIRou’s long awaited large planet survey will be debuting soon. This program will extent for a period of three to five years at the Canada-France-Hawaii Telescope and will allow for the detection of planets orbiting 100…

Olivier Hernandez: the new director of the Planetarium Rio Tinto Alcan

Olivier Hernandez, director of operations for the Observatoire du Mont-Mégantic and iREx coordinator, will start a new position as the director of the Planetarium Rio Tinto Alcan as of May 1st, 2018. M Hernandez had an important…

Our Trottier Summer Interns 2018

iREx will be adding six new researchers to their ranks this summer as the Trottier summer interns team up with iREx researchers to tackle various projects related to the detection and study of exoplanets throughout the months…

My master thesis in 400 words: Jonathan St-Antoine

Jonathan St-Antoine, an iREx student at Université de Montréal, finished his master degree in 2018. Here, he summarizes the principal research project he carried out  during his studies: In 2020, the James Webb Space Telescope (JWST)…

Astronomy on Tap – MTL (in French) – April 17th at 7:00PM

  Astronomy on Tap – MTL  in French will take place at Pub l’Île Noire, on April 17th, 7:00PM. Don’t miss it! Your speakers: Julie Bolduc-Duval, scientific communicator and director of Discover the Universe program. Nicolas Cowan,…

When do aging brown dwarfs sweep the clouds away?

Brown dwarfs, the larger cousins of giant planets, undergo atmospheric changes from cloudy to cloudless as they age and cool. A team of astronomers led by Carnegie’s Jonathan Gagné measured for the first time the temperature…

Astronomy on Tap – MTL (in French) – February 27th at 7:00PM

Astronomy on Tap – MTL  in French will take place at Pub l’Île Noire, on February 27th, 7:00PM. Don’t miss it! Your speakers: Lisa Dang, PhD student, McGill (advisor: Nicolas Cowan) Simon Blouin, PhD student, Université de…

iREx astronomers proud to participate to the CASCA-Westar program

iREx astronomers Jason Rowe, Étienne Artigau and Marie-Eve Naud are proud to be Canadian Astronomical Society (CASCA) Westar speakers. This program allows Canadian communities who are far from major astronomy research poles to host a CASCA Westar Lecture – a visit by professional astronomer…